About Pindrop

Pindrop Press is a boutique poetry press based in Kent, England.

If you would like to purchase a copy of any of our books, please visit the author’s pages. If you would like to order more than one book and/or require a trade discount, please email the order to pindroppress@gmail.com — thank you.

2011, our first year in business, was a real success. Our inaugural title, The Suitable Girl,┬áby South African poet Michelle McGrane, launched in January and was followed by Pepek the Assassin from Joyce Ellen Davis, Dale Favier’s Opening the World ,To Know Bedrock by Sharon Black and Snow Child — a follow-up to Forward Prize Best First Collection shortlisted How to Pour Madness into a Teacup by Abegail Morley.

In 2012, we had a very exciting line-up: Sarah Salway’s fabulous first collection You Do Not Need Another Self-Help Book is selling like hotcakes — get your own copy and enjoy her prize-winning poetry. Kiran Millwood Hargrave is a strong new voice in British poetry. She is only 21 and already has a pamphlet to her name and in March 2012 Pindrop brought out her first full collection, Last March — a project commissioned by the Scott Polar Research Institute to mark the centenary of Scott’s final expedition. Much-lauded poet Cherry Smyth’s third collection Test, Orange launched in May 2012 and was one of the stand-out poetry collections of the year. Graham Burchell’s wonderful collection The Chongololo Club appeared that July, followed by Rethabile Masilo’s impressive debut collection, Things That are Silent. Emer Gillespie’s excellent first collection The Instinct Against Death was published in October.

Now to 2013: we were very pleased to sign poet Alicia Stubbersfield and published her fourth collection, The Yellow Table in January. Alicia was one of the judges for the 2012 Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and lectures in Creative Writing at Liverpool John Moores University. Please visit her page to read more. In March we launched Garry Ely’s exquisite debut collection Angel Visits. In May, Abegail Morley’s second Pindrop title, Eva and George – Sketches in Pen and Brush, a superb series of poems spoken in the imagined voice of Eva Peters, wife to German satirical artist George Grosz, launched. The line-up for 2013 completes with the stunning debut from Zeeba Ansari: Love’s Labours.

In early April 2014, Pindrop published Struck by the talented Anna Saunders. Also launching at the end of April, poet Jeremy Page’s wonderful collection Closing Time. If you would like to attend the launch, it’s taking place in Lewes on April 30th: The Elephant and Castle, White Hill, Lewes, BN7 2DJ from 7.30pm.

Publisher Jo Hemmant worked as a journalist and editor for many years before beginning to write more creatively. Her first collection, The Light Knows Tricks, is now available from Doire Press. You can read more about her here.


*Banner photo, Thumbtack Art, by Doug. Used with permission. All rights reserved.